[MARMAM] Cetacean Welfare Research Internship Opportunity

Lauderdale, Lisa Lisa.Lauderdale at czs.org
Wed Apr 25 17:06:05 PDT 2018


Title: Cetacean Welfare Research Intern at Brookfield Zoo



Opened in 1934, Brookfield Zoo is managed by the Chicago Zoological Society and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The Chicago Zoological Society is committed to developing people’s capacities and competencies, serving as a mentor and trainer, providing experiential learning opportunities to individuals seeking to understand, develop, and establish careers in the fields of zoology and conservation.



In fulfilling this role, the Society has a long-standing Internship Program that has been recognized as one of the top programs for college students in the country. The program, established in 1975, was one of the first in the nation to allow students pursuing careers in animal care the opportunity to work side by side with professional zookeepers, learning the skills and techniques necessary to manage exotic zoo animals. Since that time, the Internship Program, now called the College Experiential Learning Opportunities program, has evolved to include internships and research opportunities in a variety of areas and fields.



Position Description: This 4-month, part-time placement provides hands-on experience working with the Chicago Zoological Society’s Animal Welfare Research Department at Brookfield Zoo. Intern will participate in the multi-institutional Cetacean Welfare Study and will work with the Animal Welfare Post-Doctoral Fellow on techniques necessary to conduct behavioral and physiological research within a zoological setting focused on specific aspects of animal welfare. Intern will have hands-on experience with all aspects of coding behavioral videos and processing biological samples.


Desirable qualifications: Applicants who have demonstrated experience with research in lab, field or other setting. Coursework in research skills, biology, animal behavior, ecology or related subjects. Multilingual ability, Spanish fluency a plus.



Term of Appointment: 4 months (August 2018 – November 2018); approximately 24 hr./week



Salary/funding: This is an unpaid position.



Application Deadline: April 30


For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.czs.org/interns

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Lisa Lauderdale, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Chicago Zoological Society - Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL 60513, USA
Email: lisa.lauderdale at czs.org

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